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English

Etymology

Late Old English, from Old French légat, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] legatus (noun use of past participle of legare (bequeath, send as envoy)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'lɛgət/

Noun

Singular
legate

Plural
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  1. A deputy representing the Pope, specifically a papal ambassador sent on special ecclesiastical missions.
  2. An ambassador or messenger.
    • 1965: The dark figure on the raised white terrace; legate of the sun facing the sun; the most ancient royal power. — John Fowles, The Magus
  3. The deputy of a provincial governor or general in ancient Rome.

Italian

Noun

legate f.

  1. Plural form of legata.

Verb

legate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of legare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of legare.
  3. Feminine plural of legato.

Latin

Noun

lēgāte

  1. vocative singular of legatus

Participle

lēgāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lēgātus

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